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They are with her: NBA money goes to Hillary Clinton

CLEVELAND, OH - NOVEMBER 06: LeBron James (R) speaks as Democratic presidential nominee former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton looks on during a campaign rally at the Cleveland Public Auditorium on November 6, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. With two days to go until election day, Hillary Clinton is campaigning in Florida and Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Four years ago, the Barack Obama and Mitt Romney campaigns received a similar amount of money from NBA donors. In this year’s presidential election, it’s a landslide win for the Democratic nominee.

Per data from the Federal Election Commission, Hillary Clinton raked in close to $1.5 million from people involved in the NBA business. We couldn’t find a single NBA donor to the Donald Trump campaign on the fec.gov website.

NBA owners gave much to Trump’s opponents during the Republican primaries, mostly courtesy of the DeVos family (Orlando Magic) and Dan Gilbert (Cleveland Cavaliers), but The Donald didn’t see a penny.

No active player donated money to either campaign, but retired legends did – most notably Magic Johnson with a contribution of over half a million dollars for Clinton.

Here’s the full list of NBA donors to her campaign:

DONOR OCCUPATION DONATION
Mark Aronson Vice president, NBA $2,750
Kathy Behrens President, NBA $4,200
Rolando Blackman Player development, Dallas $2,700
Jason Collins Former player $500
Peter Feigin President, Milwaukee $2,700
John Hammond General Manager, Milwaukee $2,700
Bess Hernreich Special Events, Sacramento $1,000
Grant Hill Owner, Atlanta $2,700
Magic Johnson Former player, LA Lakers $529,700
Jason Kidd Coach, Milwaukee $5,200
Matina Kolokotronis COO, Sacramento $5,400
Billy King Executive $2,500
Alexander Lasry Executive, Milwaukee $3,705.95
Warren LeGarie Agent $3,700
Mark Lesorgen Associate counsel $27,000
Petra Pope Vice president, Brooklyn $2,700
Vivek Ranadive Owner, Sacramento $52,700
Bruce Ratner Owner, Brooklyn $2,500
Adam Silver Commissioner, NBA $8,100
Herb Simon Owner, Indiana $53,500
David Stern Former commissioner, NBA $5,400
Arn Tellem Agent $2,700
Casey Wasserman Agent $709,500
Judson Winton Analytics, Clippers $350
Jonathan Zuckerbrod Business strategy, Milwaukee $2,700
TOTAL $1,436,609.95

 

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